Smart Materials for Smart Devices and Structures

Smart Materials for Smart Devices and Structures

Selected, Peer Reviewed Papers From the Symposium C, European Materials Research Society, Fall Meeting, Warsaw University of Technology, September 15-19, 2008

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Smart Materials are ones that can respond to environmental stimuli by exhibiting changes in properties (mechanical or physical), structure, composition or function. The growing interest in their development is driven by emerging applications and by the integration of smart materials into industrial systems for civilian, industrial, medical and military applications. Among them are composite multiferroic materials which exhibit two or more ferroic features such as ferromagnetism/magnetostriction, ferroelectricity/piezoelectricity or ferroelasticity/shape-memory effects due to their unusual responses: including very large magneto-electric susceptibility, giant magnetostriction and energy-coupling coefficients which approach unity. Other systems include shape-memory and magnetic shape-memory alloys, magnetostrictive materials, magnetorheological fluids and polymers. This volume highlights advances in the development of smart materials, with particular attention being paid to numerical modelling, fabrication methods, technologies, properties, sensing and processing capabilities. The coverage of these new capabilities, remarkable performance enhancement or cost reduction, new ideas and directions for future development will make the book essential reading for those working in materials engineering, mechanical engineering, theoretical and applied mechanics, electronics, electromechanics and manufacturing.
Publisher: Stafa-Zurich, Switerland ; Enfield, NH : Trans Tech Publications, ©2009
ISBN: 9783038132875
Characteristics: 1 online resource : illustrations


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